Who doesn’t love digging up new information in the obituaries? But how do you handle the Luxemburger Gazette when you don’t speak German?
Tip 1: The obituaries are organized by place not name. To find an obituary quickly, make sure you to know where your ancestor died.
Tip 2: The name is generally the first thing after the place – but might not be. In the above obituary, the section within the parentheses explains that it was created from correspondence with the Gazette.
Tip 3: Know that the Gazette was printed in Gothic Script. This is an older version of German that uses letters which look slightly different from the ones we use today. Here’s a great guide.
Tip 4: Look for place names. Locations the US are often places of death, while locations in Luxembourg are usually places of birth.